Wayne’s Music 14/15 July 2012. 1930s.
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me Louis Armstrong Satchmo the great with his wonderful 1930 rendition of a song that appeared in 1927, sung first by Cliff Edwards.
The Grasshoppers Dance The Jack Hylton orchestra with a characteristic piece composed by Ernest Bucalossi.
Ol Man River Paul Robeson with his 1928 recording which for many has become the definitive version of the song
Night And Day Fred Astaire created a romantic partnered dance to Cole Porter's "Night And Day" which had been written for Gay Divorce.
You’re Not The Only Oyster In The Stew Fats Waller with a number written by Johnny Burke, one of the finest writers of popular song in America between the 1920s and the 1950s
The Music Goes Round And Round Tommy Dorsey’s Clambake 7 with the wonderful vocal from Edythe Wright.
Oh yes Take Another Guess Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady Of Song with Benny Goodman in 1936.
The Flat Foot Floogie Slim Gaillard first rose to prominence in the late 1930s as part of Slim And Slam a jazz novelty act he formed with bassist Slam Stewart.
The Dipsy Doodle The Jackdaws sing with Nat Gonella and His Georgians a breakaway unit from from the Lew Stone band led by Gonella in the late 30s.
What Do You Know About Love Al Bowlly – possibly the world’s first “pop star” His personality, good looks, charisma, and above all his voice, earned him the nickname "The Big Swoon", with Al finding himself being mobbed by female fans for autographs and photos after his performances.
Some Of These days Sophie Tucker with the song that just about everybody has had a crack at
Oh Mo’nah The Roy Fox band
There’ll Be Some Changes Made The Boswell Sisters from the days when you needed talent to get a deal with a record company.
Brown’s ferry Blues Alton and Raybon Delmore were among the most talented acts on the Grand Ole Opry during the 1930s. they are credited with influencing so many artists who followed.
Inka Dinka Doo Jimmy Durante …His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and large nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through to the 1970s.
When Day is Done Mildred Bailey and Her swing Band …possibly one of the most overlooked superstars in music history
Swing Is here Gene Krupa
Wayne’s Music Sunday 15 July 2012. 1930s.
Somebody’s Thinking Of You Tonight Sam Browne in the days of “sweet music” at some of London’s grand hotels – The Dorchester, The Savoy, The café de Paris, and Ciro’s. he sings with The Jack Harris Band in 1938
And The Angels Sing Anne Lenner one of five sisters who all followed their Father into showbusiness. Anne was a most successful singer with some of the Big Name Dance Bands in England in the 30s – she was a regular for five years or more with Carroll Gibbons and The Savoy orpheans
My Sweet Louis Armstrong with his All Stars –
Come Easy Go Easy Sunny Clapp and His band O Sunshine - In addition to Clapp himself, at least half of the guys in the band also contributed vocals; some of Clapp's records featured singers Arthur Keller or Jeanne Geddes, and Hoagy Carmichael sang on "Come Easy, Go Easy Love" at the Band O'Sunshine's final recording date in 1931.
Moten Swing bennie Moten’s Kansas City orchestra.
Slippery Horn Duke Ellington
Nobody Loves A Fairy When She’s Forty Tessie O’Shea – The UK’s Ethel merman – she gave the world a lot of happiness … what a tremendous entertainer.
If You Were Mine Billie Holiday with a beautiful Johnny mercer song she recorded in 1935
Moonglow It was first recorded by Joe Venuti’s band in 1933 – a year later Benny Goodman recorded what for many has become the definitive
The Joint Is Jumpin’ Fats Waller with some more knuckle-breaking piano this week …
Donkey Serenade Gracie Fields was the biggest of names in British Showbiz in 1938, and her films were box office hits.
Oh You Crazy Moon a 1939 number written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke which has been recorded by just about everybody … tonight we’ve selected The Frank Sinatra rendition.
Chinese Laundry Blues George Formby –
I Wish I Knew A Bigger Word Than Love a long forgotten American composer, lyricist and performer of ragtime music, composing many themes for hit Broadway musicals including The Co-Optimists. He was also a director, producer and performer. Melville Gideon.
The Pig Got Up And Slowly Walked Away here’s a 1934 classic from the one and only Frank Crumit – warning about the Evils of Drink.
Sweet Lorraine teddy Wilson and His All Stars with one of his most popular numbers from 1935.
Whoa Babe Lionel Hampton – music was his fountain of youth.
Vine Street Boogie Jay “Hootie” McShann, the pioneering, jazz, swing, pianist and singer from Muskogee, Oklahoma plays one of his signature tunes – The Vine Street Boogie.
The Very Thought Of You one of the great songs written by Ray Noble, and no one sings it better than Al Bowlly.
So rare Carroll Gibbons.